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#1077203
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Neverar's A New Hope Technicolor Recreation <strong>(V1 Released!)</strong>
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That’s fair, but conversely, I thought a goal of this version was also to give people a tool to create “custom” hybrid versions between it and Harmy’s eventual 3.0 edit. Reversions like the jump cut and the sabers make that harder to do if someone prefers the recomposited blu-ray versions. If it’s just a color correction baseline for Harmy, why work on the SE scenes (Mos Eisley entrance, etc.) at all?

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#1077115
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The Saturday Morning Prequel Trilogy
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I just hate narrative changes that rely entirely on subtext like this. It’s obvious that if the films were being made from scratch with this intention, there’d be some reference in the film itself to Obi-Wan teaching classes of younglings either in dialogue or on screen. It feels too much like a “hack” and only holds together if you force the interpretation through opening crawl text, which feels inelegant.

Also, is the audience expected to believe that Anakin went out like a punk to a youngling when he’s supposedly a hero of the clone war and one of the greatest warriors in the Galaxy? I don’t know how I feel about that…

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#1077065
Topic
The Saturday Morning Prequel Trilogy
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My whole beef with “preserving the twist” is that we never see Obi-Wan training any other pupils in the PT. Even if we did, when he tells Luke that Darth Vader was a pupil of his that fell to the dark side, who could he be talking about except the pupil we followed for three movies that obviously at least flirted with darkness?

What’s more reasonable to assume, that he had another pupil we never saw or heard him mention that also happened to fall to the dark side, or that he’s lying about it?

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#1075978
Topic
Rogue One: The Battle of Scarif Fanedit
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I think what you’re missing Malastrana, is that a movie with good and bad aspects, minus the bad aspects, doesn’t necessarily equal a better movie.

Even if something is “bad” or isn’t well executed, it’s sometimes necessary to support the story.

It’s like if you held up a bridge on poor-quality support beams. The beams are bad, but if you just take them out without replacing them, the bridge collapses.

This is something a lot of fan edits (even my prequel edits) struggle with. I enjoyed aspects of this edit but I felt like without any context for the characters, the edit doesn’t work, even if the context wasn’t executed well in the original film.

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#1075862
Topic
Neverar's A New Hope Technicolor Recreation <strong>(V1 Released!)</strong>
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Out of curiosity, what’s the rationale behind this reversion:
"-Returning R2’s jump cut roll in the Tantive IV secondary corridor"

Also, what source are you using to restore the original lightsabers? Are you re-rotoscoping them by hand? In the Obi-Wan shot you included in the OP, the cores look pretty dull and there seems to be some weird color artifacts emanating from the sabers. Aside from it being too dark, I actually think the Blu-Ray looks better.

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#1075857
Topic
The Unofficial Complete REVISITED SAGA Ideas and Random Discussion Thread
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I absolutely wouldn’t want to see Porkins go either but I like where sansuni is coming from. I’d prefer it be limited to adding new female pilots/soldiers in extended sequences (in ROTJ:R maybe?) rather than outright replacing existing actors.

Also, he is called Porkins by name in the movie: “cover me Porkins!”

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#1074872
Topic
The Unofficial Complete REVISITED SAGA Ideas and Random Discussion Thread
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I would personally prefer the Sentinel class from Rebels, only because we haven’t seen it in the films before, and it is more clearly a transport while still looking similar enough to the original Tydirium to not feel entirely alien. The zeta class would be too radical a change IMO, and it’s role is so similar to Rogue One that it would feel like a repeat.

For reference:
Sentinel Class:
http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/starwarsrebels/images/4/44/Sentinel-classShuttle.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20141125200724

Zeta class:
http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/8/82/Zeta-class_shuttle_ROUVG.png/revision/latest?cb=20161219024310

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#1073921
Topic
STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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FVDnz said:

The more I watch the Obi-Wan vs. Maul duel on Tattooine in Rebels, the more I enjoy it. It only makes me want to imagine a duel between Kenobi and Vader in a more samurai kinda feel.

This. The original duel feels clumsy and disjointed but the Revisited version just feels frantic and over-edited. To create a very tactical, precise looking fight I think 2nd unit inserts would be needed. You’d just have to obscure Obi-Wans face.

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#1073617
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Hal 9000 said:

Here’s what I have at this point for the Hosnian destruction, featuring NeverarGreat’s FX shots to darken SKB and remove the star destroyer. The audio sounds pretty unmolested, since the cut to the surface of the planet is in the same place audio-wise that the cut to Finn boarding the ship originally was. I added the sound effect for the exploding planet in the distance. I’m happier with this version than any prior.

https://vimeo.com/216261750
password: fanedit

I feel like there are several noticeable music edits there. I haven’t watched the original film in a while but the cut to Leia stood out to me in particular. Is there any way to just let the cue play out and maybe rebuild the sfx? Easier said than done I know.

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#1073222
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The Saturday Morning Prequel Trilogy
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That’s fair. I totally get where you’re coming from. I’m sure if I ever have kids I’ll want to introduce Star Wars to them. I just feel like the movies that made a lasting impression on me as a kid are the ones that challenged me.

That said, one thing that early Clone Wars seasons did that I liked is established Anakin and Obi-Wan as these swashbuckling Saturday morning cartoon heroes that we really root for. They have playful banter in a way that feels more familial and less like petty bickering than Lucas’s attempts at banter in the films.

I think it’s important to establish that before hitting us with the tragedy. I guess I just don’t know that the material is there in the films to support these kinds of revisions.

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#1070665
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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That would work 😃

Personally, I enjoyed the book quite a bit. I thought it did a much better job of the kind of “political drama” storyline that I think George was aiming for with the prequels. It was also nice to see some focus on Leia, since her role wasn’t that big in The Force Awakens and I think Claudia Gray captured the intelligence and fiery wit that Carrie always brought to the role. However, for the purposes of the edit a quick look at the New Republic article on Wookieepedia might suffice 😛